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Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 02-07-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By CoolShirtDude
Smog checks use the readiness flag to determine...

Smog checks use the readiness flag to determine when codes where last cleared, I believe youll need to drive 100 miles to clear this flag.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 01-18-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By CoolShirtDude
Check and see if you have had the PVC recall done...

Check and see if you have had the PVC recall done yet. Does sound like your problem.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By CoolShirtDude
If you suspect a cracked cylinder, you can rent a...

If you suspect a cracked cylinder, you can rent a block check device from auto parts stores. This basically checks for exhaust gases in the coolant.

If it was me, I would pressure test the cooling...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By CoolShirtDude
The z shaped Allen key is used to close the sun...

The z shaped Allen key is used to close the sun roof in the event on a sun roof failure....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-04-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By CoolShirtDude
Have you tried having something plugged and...

Have you tried having something plugged and playing? Might be because its not detecting a signal.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-03-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By CoolShirtDude
Was the new battery fully charged? Most...

Was the new battery fully charged?

Most will need to be charged before use, since they may have been sitting on the dealers shelf for some time.

Double check your connections on the battery,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 01-01-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By CoolShirtDude
Oil Filter Housing, Valve Cover gaskets are...

Oil Filter Housing, Valve Cover gaskets are common leak points. I avoid the dealer for anything except warranty or recall work.
Couple of ideas, you should be able to find "how-to's" on YouTube,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-30-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By CoolShirtDude
The seal is built in to the plug, as long as they...

The seal is built in to the plug, as long as they are not leaking, clean and lube the seal and reuse.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-21-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By CoolShirtDude
Maybe a coin or pencil, part of a kids toy in the...

Maybe a coin or pencil, part of a kids toy in the air duct to the left of the subwoofer. Do you have small children?

Years ago my daughter didnt like her happy meal toy and shoved it under the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-19-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By CoolShirtDude
Very common problem on this model. I repaired...

Very common problem on this model. I repaired mine, spring clamps and some Gorilla Glue from Home Depot.

I dont think the supplier used enough adhesive when it was built, I could only see a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-17-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,337
Posted By CoolShirtDude
I purchased a 2011 X3 with the N52 after my E83...

I purchased a 2011 X3 with the N52 after my E83 was totaled. The E83 has the N52 with the ZF 6 speed.

I get an average of 18 MPG combined.

The N52 is a solid engine, serpentine belt, valve...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-16-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By CoolShirtDude
I would use one of the online vin decoders to...

I would use one of the online vin decoders to learn what options you have. Does yours have an aftermarket trailer hitch? Sometimes these will interfere with the sensor. I have BimmerLink/BimmerCode...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-11-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By CoolShirtDude
You might want to start by checking this site ...

You might want to start by checking this site


https://www.bmw.com/en/footer/accessories-updates.html

BMW issues updated drivers for Bluetooth.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 12-02-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 720
Posted By CoolShirtDude
I suspect you have a vacuum leak, make sure the...

I suspect you have a vacuum leak, make sure the gasket didnt slip, and all hoses are connected.


I did an oil change to a friends Mini last week, I found out the oil cap only fits one way. So...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 11-18-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,770
Posted By CoolShirtDude
When my 2007 E83 was totaled, I purchased a 2011...

When my 2007 E83 was totaled, I purchased a 2011 F25, I went with the 2.8.

Big improvement between 1st gen and 2nd gen. Mine has NAV, PDC, backup camera, heated seats as well has the warm climate...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By CoolShirtDude
I had this happen on a VW Jetta, most dealers...

I had this happen on a VW Jetta, most dealers have a set, check with the parts dept.

In my case the parts guy brought them out and found the correct one.

Then I purchased the correct key, and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-02-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,195
Posted By CoolShirtDude
Is the car level when you bleed? Having the front...

Is the car level when you bleed? Having the front of the car on ramps or stands helps get the air bubble out.

Do you know if the engine has every been overheated? Might think about using a block...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 11-02-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 974
Posted By CoolShirtDude
Lots of options, low end Creator C310, basic...

Lots of options, low end Creator C310, basic codes and BMW cords. This one is kinda of funky, but it does work.

Foxwell NT310 is another one, you can also use Smartphone apps such as BimmerLink...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-01-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By CoolShirtDude
Several smartphone apps BimmerCode, very...

Several smartphone apps

BimmerCode, very easy coding. Youll need to get an adapter from Amazon. They also have BimmerLink, which allows you to read and reset trouble codes. Look at the adapter...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 10-30-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,191
Posted By CoolShirtDude
You can replace the battery yourself, however you...

You can replace the battery yourself, however you will need to register the battery. This process tells the the ECU that the battery was replaced and to readjust the charging patten. Without this...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-25-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By CoolShirtDude
Part of the emissions test includes looking for...

Part of the emissions test includes looking for trouble codes in the onboard systems.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-25-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By CoolShirtDude
Yes it is. Part of the emissions readiness test.

Yes it is. Part of the emissions readiness test.
Forum: The MINI Board 10-23-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By CoolShirtDude
Have you checked the ground cables? I know these...

Have you checked the ground cables? I know these are an issue on BMWs. Try using a pair of jumper cables and run from the engine block to the frame and see if that changes anything.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 10-20-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 991
Posted By CoolShirtDude
Here you go A=43 B1=34 B2=23 C=18...

Here you go

A=43
B1=34
B2=23
C=18
D=26
E=22

I had the lower tray secured in mine, D&E are estimated.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 10-20-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By CoolShirtDude
Use realoem.com to locate the part number, then...

Use realoem.com to locate the part number, then try searching for that part number.
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